MotoGP eSport world champion AndrewZh reveals how to set up your bike in MotoGP 21, including brakes, tyres, suspension and transmission.
Every new version within a racing game series brings updates and challenges for players – and the recently released MotoGP 21 is no exception. Although the title is broadly similar to its predecessor, improvements have been made to the physics, resulting in your bike setup playing an even more crucial role than ever before. Luckily for you, we’ve enlisted the help of MotoGP eSport champion Andrea “AndrewZh” Saveri to help you make it to the top.
Keep an eye on those temperatures
Perhaps the most significant change in MotoGP 21 is the focus on temperatures. Tyre temperature is more crucial than ever before, so you need the right tyre compound for the track and session you are participating in. The hard compound for both front and rear is best for a race setting as it combats the brutal wear rate. For a time attack or qualifying, the soft compound is necessary – but be aware that the medium can also work well on tracks such as Portimão.
Brake temperatures can also be monitored in MotoGP 21. In the past, the champ went with smaller brakes only in wet conditions and larger brakes in the dry. But this year, he feels that on some circuits that require steady control in corners, smaller brakes are sometimes the way to go.
Trial and error
But the fun doesn’t stop there! The suspension and the transmission are two additional aspects that will require your attention. Both depend heavily on the track you are racing on, and even the weather conditions on the day. The smallest of changes could make the difference between victory and a trip into the gravel.
Ultimately, AndrewZh recommends that you copy what the pros do: use the default settings and work from there. It takes time and a considerable amount of effort, but if you heed the advice of our champ, you won’t go far wrong.
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